C and its derivative C++ are the two most prevalent and relied upon languages used for the provision of Safety Critical Systems in the automotive industry and adherence to the ISO 26262 Certification Standard is mandatory.
But to understand why we need to wind the clock back in time to the glorious 1980s. Electronically controlled ignition and fuel injection systems were the first major embedded systems developed in the automotive industry.
The replacement of mechanical and analogue ignition and injection systems heralded the introduction of controllable digital alternatives, which kept pace with the availability of cheaper, faster, more robust and reliable micro-controllers.
Find out in this blog why C and its derivative C++ are the two most prevalent languages within the automotive industry.